This blog hobby that turned into a job, that turned into a way to make new friends
Once upon a time, I was living a leisurely life with my son and my husband and we were scraping by with our little incomes. We were constantly worried about money and food and most importantly, making our boy happy and healthy. I had an itch to do something different, but I didn't know what it would be. I'm not the best at meeting people and making lots of friends so I didn't want a hobby that would have me committed to being in public a lot and I'm in a small town so play groups and Moms Day Out programs are not a regular occurrence. I started reading blogs in my spare time or when I was bored at work (shh) and then decided that would be fun, so I started a little crazy blog and played around a little. Before I knew it, I was whisked away into the circle of blogger networks and learned about making money with my blog. Who knew that my online hobby would also be a way to make new friends?
And then it happened, I was introduced to Collective Bias and their network of bloggers, Social Fabric, and I have finally found my mother ship. This group of
weirdos awesomesauce bloggers are now my coworkers, confidantes, peers, friends, and family. For a lonely shy girl like me, hiding behind the computer screen and the camera lens, this is the place for me…and I am loving it!
We are all very busy bloggers and we want to love on our friends and those in our network, but the thought of buying one more gift, especially for someone we probably have never met before in person, is just too overwhelming. What we have decided to do as a group is a gift that probably only another blogger will understand. We are introducing each other to our own followers and linking up so you can all learn just a little more about us.
Meet Liza from Views from the Ville!
You may have noticed that I linked to Liza last week when I was telling you about her review of FamilyDen, but I want to share with you a little more about her as a person.
I actually met Liza outside of Collective Bias in a few other blogging groups and she is the sweetest and most supportive person. It didn't surprise me that she was a big part of Social Fabric because of her like-minded approach to supporting other bloggers. She is intelligent and highly successful (seriously, you should read what all she has done on her About Me page) and with all of that passion, she still finds time to chat with fellow bloggers and show support any way she can. She is a mommy to a toddler and stepmom to two older children and she loves to write.
Connect with Liza
I would love for you to check out Views from the Ville and find out what she's talking about today. Read a little more into her experiences through #cbias and tell her what you think!
Views From the Ville's Holiday Gift Guide
So, I may have procrastinated so much in my own shopping and on my blog that I never got around to posting my Holiday Gift Guide, but if you are still looking for gifts for the holidays, check out Liza's recommendations!!
Find out more about the #cbias bloggers
Hop along the linky below and read about a few more bloggers in our blogging community!!
I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This post has nothing to do with shopping and is a "just because" introduction to someone I have met through Collective Bias™ #cbias #SocialFabric. All stories and opinions are my own.